Kidnappers of Lagos RCCG Pastor demand N100m ransom

The kidnappers of Kayode Bajomo, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Santos bus stop, Isawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have demanded a ransom of N100m.

The case had been transferred from the Owutu Police Division to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.

OluFamous.Com had received an exclusive report about the kidnap of the pastor early Sunday. The kidnappers had gained entrance into the church around 7am, disguised as new church members.

The gunmen, according to Punch, after sighting the pastor, brought out weapons and ordered him to come with them, after which they disappeared into the creek.

There was confusion thereafter at the parish, which made the Sunday service to end abruptly.

One of the witnesses had said the gunmen, believed to be Ijaw militants, came into the church with bibles, and met the pastor and four other members.

On Monday, one of the family friends who did not want her name in print, said the guys demanded a ransom of N100m.

“Those men have called. They are asking for N100m. That is a big worry. The pastor was cleaning the chairs on Sunday with a few members when the men came in. But God is in control,” she said.

The pastor’s wife and the wife of the area pastor, who were visibly distraught by the incident, gave their statements to the policemen at SARS.

When Punch met with the pastor’s wife, she was reluctant to discuss the incident. “Just pray with us. You have already put out a report,” she said.

It was gathered that only last week in the area, gunmen abducted a hotelier and demanded N10m but the victim’s family are yet to pay.

A resident, who gave his name only as Jacob, said 13-year-old twin brothers were also abducted by gunmen in the area when the plot to abduct their father failed.

The Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had ordered the transfer of the case to SARS.

“The CP has directed that the case be transferred to SARS to give it the attention it deserves.”